Water For People Receives $15 Million Donation From Mackenzie Scott
Water For People, a nonprofit working across Latin America, Asia, and Africa to sustainably address the global water crisis, announced a transformational gift of $15 million from noted philanthropic leader MacKenzie Scott on Wednesday.
The donation will catalyze Water For People’s Destination 2030 strategy, which aims to bring sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to more than 200 million people globally by 2030.
There are 2 billion people who lack access to safe water and sanitation which leads to millions of preventable deaths each year. Women and girls are left walking miles each day for water for their families and dropping out of school when their periods come. Without focused attention and investment, the poor, the most marginalized, and those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change are left behind with faulty infrastructure, contaminated water supplies, unsafe conditions and diminished economic opportunities.
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